2021 Blues Music Award Winners Announced By The Blues Foundation

The irrepressible spirit of the blues was on full display during The Blues Foundation’s 42nd Blues Music Awards (BMAs) presented by Global Electronic Technology when winners across twenty-five (25) categories were announced. Broadcast virtually due to COVID precautions, the show’s highlights included heartfelt video statements from many of the winners as well as lively performances from several [...]

The Lone Bellow Release Hilarious and Joyous Video For ‘Dried Up River’

The Lone Bellow share the hilarious and joyous official music video for their new song “Dried Up River.” The song comes from the band’s newly expanded version of their chart-topping fourth album, Half Moon Light. Half Moon Light Deluxe Edition arrives everywhere on Friday, May 14, and pre-orders are available now. “Dried Up River” is [...]

Jim Weider: A Common Man Advancing a Huge Legacy

Becoming a legend in the eyes of the masses wreaks havoc on most artists who might have imagined they could ever lead the life of a normal person. Following in the footsteps of a legend is a little trickier prospect. How do you step into that legend’s footsteps and advance their magic with your own [...]

Quarto Valley Records Signs Guitarist/Singer Sean Chambers

Quarto Valley Records announces the signing of acclaimed blues-rock guitarist/singer Sean Chambers, and will release his label debut CD, That’s What I’m Talkin About, a tribute to legendary former Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin, on June 11. Florida-born Sean Chambers began his career in the blues back in 1998 when he toured with the legendary [...]

Nina Simone and Etta James Live Albums Coming From Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG

Montreux Jazz Festival and BMG have announced the forthcoming releases of Nina Simone: The Montreux Years and Etta James: The Montreux Years on Friday, May 28, 2021. The live albums, which will be available in multiple-format configurations, including double LP and two-disc CD editions, feature sublime collections of the iconic musicians’ finest Montreux Jazz Festival performances, including previously unreleased material, all restored to their full [...]

Patti Parks Gears Up For New Album Release ‘Whole Nother World’

After hearing Patti at the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge, famed American Bluesman Kenny Neal signed her to his Booga Music label and brought her to his Baton Rouge, Louisiana studio to produce, arrange, and perform on this eclectic gem. Neal joins Patti for a vocal duet on the track “Baby Bee,” also providing harmonica [...]

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